Buying a Used Motorhome How to Get the Most for Your Money and Not Get Burned

Author: Bill Myers
Publisher:
ISBN: 1479365386
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Recreational vehicles

If you've ever thought of buying a motorhome, this is the book you'll want to read first. In this book, you'll learn just about everything you need to know to find the right motorhome at the right price and not get burned in the process. You'll learn about the kinds of motorhomes to look for, where to find the best deals and how to get the best prices, and how to avoid 'deal killers'. You'll find checklists to use when inspecting a motorhome, scripts to use when calling a seller, and tips on how to negotiate with sellers to get the price you want, and how to know when it's best to walk away from a deal. You'll also find recommended best buys in used motorhomes, photos of different motorhome types, and tips that can guide you through a fun and money saving motorhome buying experience. Some of things covered in this informative book include: Understanding the different motorhome classes Should you buy new or used? The importance of getting seat time before you buy Why finding the perfect seller can save you a lot of money How to know when you're paying too much How to effectively search for motorhomes online How to respond to online motorhome ads Pre purchase checklists How to properly road test a motorhome Friendly negotiating techniques that'll get you the best price Deal Killers you'll want to avoid Best Buy in Used Motorhomes Motorhome fuel mileage ? why it matters and how to maximize mpg After the sale ? what to do next You'll find all this plus a lot more in 'Buying a Used Motorhome - How to get the most for your money and not get burned'. It's a fun and fast paced read that can save you several thousand dollars on your next motorhome purchase!

How to Select Inspect and Buy an Rv

Author: J. D. Gallant
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890049107
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Genre: Recreational vehicle industry

A complete & comprehensive RV buying guide designed in three easy-to-read sections. Section 1 includes a step-by-step process for determining the type of recreational vehicle required to satisfy the buyer's needs. It expands on how to choose a recreational vehicle for weekending, vacationing, snowbirding, or fulltiming--whether it's a motor home, travel trailer, camper, or tent trailer. It details types of tow vehicles & matching criteria: weight consideration; how to compare brands & more. Section 2 will take the buyer through an inspection process to determine positive & negative features of the RV's design, workmanship & structural integrity. This section includes illustrations & photos in a special "Walk-Around" chapter to show the buyer the specific steps for a good evaluation. Section 3 will take the buyer through the buying process, which includes negotiating techniques to assist in avoiding pitfalls normally associated with financing & extended warranties. JD Gallant is a nationally-known consumer advocate, president of RV Consumer Group & author of many consumer titles. Prepaid orders 40% discount plus $6 s/h. Order through publisher: RV Consumer Group, PO Box 520, Quilcene, WA 98376. 1-800-405-3325, or e-mail: [email protected]

Motorhome and RV Retirement Living

Author: Jerry Minchey
Publisher:
ISBN: 098449684X
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Finance, Personal

The appeal and dream of the RV lifestle has not changed much since the first RVs were introduced shortly after 1900. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison used to take their motorhomes and go on trips together back in 1910. They loved the adventure. Freedom, adventure, fun, stress-free, and relaxing are words RV owners frequently use to decribe why they enjoy the RV lifestyle. If you're retired, or thinking about retirement, this is one book you'll want to be sure to read. You may find that retiring and living the RV lifestyle is just what you want to do. After all, the RV lifestyle is the most enjoyable and least expensive way to retire. In this book you'll learn: What's It Like Living Full Time in a Motorhome/RV? Can I Afford the RV Lifestyle? What Kind of Rig Should I get? Can I Drive an RV? How Much Will an RV Cost? Pitfalls to Avoid & Buyer Checklist Planning for the Leap into Full-time RVing How to Get Rid of Your Stuff Pets Make Great Travelers - If You Know a Few Tips and Secrets What About Being Away From Family and Friends? How to Find the Best Campgrounds Boondocking - Camping Where There's No Campground Towing a Car - 4 Wheels Down or a Dolly? Getting Your Mail, Voting, Where is Your Legal Residence, and Other Logistics The Internet - How to Stay Connected While on the Road Healthcare on the Road Ways to Make Money Without a Computer How to Make Money With Your Computer and the Internet Things You Can Do to Your RV to Make It More Functional, Fun and Enjoyable Plus a whole lot more

The Complete Idiot s Guide to RVing

Author: Brent Peterson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592574667
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Transportation

Covers all aspects of RV living from selecting the right RV and towing vehicles, to basic maintenance, driving tips, and cooking on the road and includes helpful information on the different types of RVs, new products, and technology, as well as travel tips. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Author: Jessica Bruder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393249323
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Social Science

The end of retirement? From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others—including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May. In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable “Earthship” home, they have not given up hope.

A Beginner s Guide to Living in an RV

Author: Alyssa Padgett
Publisher:
ISBN: 1973321513
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Recreational vehicle camping

"[W]e've been full-timing for over three years and we've learned the ins and outs of RVing America. In this guide, you'll learn the answers to the most common questions we receive about RV living. Everything from how to choose the right RV to how we get mail on the road, to how to find free camping."--From back cover.

RV Retirement in the 21st Century

Author: Jane Kenny
Publisher:
ISBN: 1885464525
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Travel

This book was written by a retiree traveling in a recreational vehicle. If you are considering retiring to an RV, either full time or part time, this book is for you. It is designed to share the knowledge, experience and skills developed while spending my retirement years in an RV. It outlines the major aspects of the RV lifestyle for retirees, and shares ideas and experiences gleaned from many retirees already on the road. A recreational vehicle gives you the flexibility to live in the RV for as much or as little time as you want. Although I am partial to full-time RVing, this book recognizes that full-timing is not for everyone. As a matter of fact, most people who utilize an RV in retirement do so on a part-time basis. A recreational vehicle helped to fulfill my dream of traveling in retirement. As a matter of fact, to date, I've been to more places in this country than I ever thought possible. I've seen hundreds of sites that, in the past, I'd only read about All this travel has been achievable and affordable because of the RV. Let this book be your guide to fulfilling your retirement dreams.

RV Living for Beginners

Author: Ron Johnson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1502841924
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When you want to change your lifestyle entirely, you need to have enough motivation but you also need to have knowledge about the lifestyle that you are adopting. Many people who want to live in an RV full-time fail to find a balance in their lives which make that living pleasurable, while others can live the dream and learn to compromise on comforts for the sake of freedom. They wake up in the mornings to feel that they have breathed fresh air. They see different scenery every morning if they so wish. What you need to know before joining them is whether you're cut out for the lifestyle and what differences there are between living in a conventional home and living in an RV. This book bridges that gap in your knowledge, and although you may choose to save a fortune by staying at home, you may also choose the lesser travelled road and discover the benefits of living in an RV. Both lifestyles, either in an RV or a home, have their pros and cons. Many who choose the RV lifestyle find that adapting their lives comes naturally. It takes a unique and free spirited person to compromise on the luxuries of home living in favor of the adventurous lifestyle offered by RV living, though many do. Once you weigh the pros and cons, you can make the choice wisely, and that's what this book is all about. The book will appeal to the free spirited who seek something more than merely surviving month to month oppressed by mortgage payments and housing taxes. Both have benefits, though those who live the life they choose, rather than the life chosen for them by responsibility, find that RV life tests their personal boundaries and skills freeing up their lives to live beyond the grid. Journey with us and learn if living in an RV will suit you, and be prepared for the journey of your life.

Motorhome Living for Beginners

Author: Jim Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 150238910X
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When you want to change your lifestyle entirely, you need to have enough motivation but you also need to have knowledge about the lifestyle that you are adopting. Many people who want to live in an RV full-time fail to find a balance in their lives which make that living pleasurable, while others can live the dream and learn to compromise on comforts for the sake of freedom. They wake up in the mornings to feel that they have breathed fresh air. They see different scenery every morning if they so wish. What you need to know before joining them is whether you're cut out for the lifestyle and what differences there are between living in a conventional home and living in an RV. This book bridges that gap in your knowledge, and although you may choose to save a fortune by staying at home, you may also choose the lesser travelled road and discover the benefits of living in an RV. Both lifestyles, either in an RV or a home, have their pros and cons. Many who choose the RV lifestyle find that adapting their lives comes naturally. It takes a unique and free spirited person to compromise on the luxuries of home living in favor of the adventurous lifestyle offered by RV living, though many do. Once you weigh the pros and cons, you can make the choice wisely, and that's what this book is all about. The book will appeal to the free spirited who seek something more than merely surviving month to month oppressed by mortgage payments and housing taxes.Both have benefits, though those who live the life they choose, rather than the life chosen for them by responsibility, find that RV life tests their personal boundaries and skills freeing up their lives to live beyond the grid. Journey with us and learn if living in an RV will suit you, and be prepared for the journey of your life.

So You Want to Be an RVer

Author: John Huggins
Publisher:
ISBN: 1519561342
Release Date: 2016-01-09
Genre:

Have you ever been driving down the highway and seen an RV headed in the other direction and thought, "That could be us."? Most people have. If you're thinking or dreaming about becoming an RVer, then this is the book for you. In it you will find what we've learned (often the hard way) in over ten years of full-time RVing, but all the information is aimed at part timers and weekenders as well. We provide numerous tested links to the websites of those experts we look up to. The advice we offer is based on our own experience. We take you from doing the initial homework, to choosing the right rig, to the buying process, where to camp, and way beyond. We discuss what you need to have in your rig and why. If you are interested in budgeting for full-time RVing, communicating on the road, boondocking or workamping, we discuss them at length along with many other topics. We wind it up with a chapter on our most memorable lessons learned. Yes, that includes the infamous black water dance. This book would also make a great gift for a would-be RVer or for folks who wonder why we do this.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307476863
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Travel

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101615164
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Travel

An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.